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Windows 7: Graphics card causing boot problem

27 Oct 2010   #51
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

No, as in it has too little power. If the computer runs fine without the card, you could get into contact with the manufacturer, and if it's still in warranty then RMA it for repairs/replacement.


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28 Oct 2010   #52
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

The computer isn't under warrantly but the card is...
Btw, you meant to say that the psu isn't supplying enough power for the gpu to work correctly, right? How come then the card worked perfectly for a month or so on the same psu? Also, since then, I've not added any new hardware which would reduce the power supply to the card.
Ps: Don't take it as an offense to your idea, i just want to know the reason for such abnormal psu behaviour..
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28 Oct 2010   #53
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Im still putting the two together the graphics card started malfunctioning after the reinstall correct?
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28 Oct 2010   #54
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

@mckill
re-installation of what? Drivers..? It just happened.. As far as i know, downgrading or upgrading drivers doesn't help..
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28 Oct 2010   #55
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Those are my two current suspects. The card is what I was talking about, since it is under warranty.

I suspect the PSU because of the crashes during boot-up, and the card since the problem presented itself late.
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28 Oct 2010   #56
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Okay, it seems that there's no way out instead of opening the case...
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28 Oct 2010   #57
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
@mckill
re-installation of what? Drivers..? It just happened.. As far as i know, downgrading or upgrading drivers doesn't help..
I thought you said it started happening a few weeks back. and you had done a re-install a few weeks back as well.

If i got threads mixed up I am sorry... I have seen several similar yet different issues.
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28 Oct 2010   #58
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
@mckillre-installation of what? Drivers..? It just happened.. As far as i know, downgrading or upgrading drivers doesn't help..
I thought you said it started happening a few weeks back. and you had done a re-install a few weeks back as well. If i got threads mixed up I am sorry... I have seen several similar yet different issues.
No need to be sorry, friend. That's natural. I can understand.
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28 Oct 2010   #59
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
@LS
You meant that the power supply is way more than that my card can tolerate? I'm not good at these voltage, power etc things.. May be if you can explain in detail...
@Carl
Will try that renaming thing too.. Atleast, it cant get worse than which i'm currently facing.
And i'm currently posting through mobile. Will upload the dumps as soon as i return home.
I lean toward a power supply issue, too. Yours is a very low output power supply.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
That ntdisk.sys was related to that recovery app. Deleted that driver.

And Something strange happened today.When i started my pc now, the computer did boot up successfully in the very first try but there was no display as if the GPU had given up. But after pressing the restart button 5-6 times , the display came up..
That is symptomatic of a power problem.

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I ran FurMark for about 15min (as the temp reached around 78, so quit'ed it), for that duration, no artifacts were found. And here's the dump attached.

I'm so horrified now, i cant afford any other card now..
Update- I shut my pc down. Switched on, still the same black screen after starting windows screen. It still exists.
The latest dump blames atikmdag.sys which is probably not the real cause as this driver is up to date. However, it does tell us that your video card is involved. Since you tested your video card and it appears to have passed, that leaves you with looking for things that affect the video card: other drivers, power supply, RAM, etc.

Your latest dump still shows these outdated drivers loaded on your system. I believe you have since renamed ntdisk.sys.
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ntdisk.sys Thu Nov 15 06:40:11 2007

Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 04:04:13 2009

safnt.sys Thu Aug 14 10:37:35 2008

sammon.sys Thu Sep 27 02:18:30 2007
Have you updated these drivers since the BSOD? The ones in red font are very obsolete and will not work with Win 7. There is an update available for Rt64win7.sys.
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28 Oct 2010   #60
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Thanks Carl. The ones in red are no longer in my system. Updated the ethernet's driver.
Still happening.
Would you like me to run that bsod system info. and performance report collection tool again?
Also, do you think the below knowledge base may be has something to do with my problem?
Preventing PCI Resource Conflicts on Intel-Based Computers
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